FREE flu shots for you and your children!

The flu—it’s no fun! If you or your children get the flu (influenza), you will experience some or all of these:
• Fever
• feeling feverish
• Chills
• Cough
• Sore throat
• Runny or stuffy nose
• Muscle or body aches
• Headaches
• Tiredness
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea

What if? If you or your children get the flu, you can pass the flu to a young infant or an elderly and weak person.

Flu season It’s begun. Flu season lasts from September until about April.

Scroll down! Scroll down to see where you can get free flu shots for your children and yourself.

Especially dangerous! The flu is especially dangerous for pregnant women, new babies, older people, and people with diabetes or heart problems. Let’s protect them!

Complications A person with the flu can also suffer from these complications:
• Pneumonia
• Bronchitis
• Worsening of chronic medical conditions
• Premature labor
• Low-birth-weight baby
• Baby who is stillborn (dead when born)

Hospitalization A person with these complications would need to be hospitalized.

Think ahead! When many people are in a home or a mall, there are many germs in one place. There’s a greater chance of getting the flu and spreading the flu than if you’re in the park.

Be prepared! Whether you’re planning to enjoy a birthday party or a trip to the mall, be prepared.

Be protected! Get flu shots for yourself and your family as soon as possible!

Planning to travel? Get your flu shot first! You don’t want to get sick when you’re far from home.

Safe? Yes! Some people wonder whether flu shots are safe. Yes, flu shots are safe! They work well to keep you healthy.

Everyone needs shots! All children 6 months old and older, and all adults need flu shots. If you are pregnant during flu season, your flu shot is especially important.

Even healthy people Young people can get the flu! Healthy people can get the flu!

Free flu shots for children and youth at WIC centers Babies 6 months old and older, and children up to age 18 can receive a free flu shot and other free medical services from Coach for Kids at these WIC centers.

WIC and Coach for Kids WIC does not provide flu shots, but Coach for Kids does.

Questions? Call (310) 661-3080.

Bring your child’s shot record!

December Coach for Kids will travel to several WIC Centers in December.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
9:00am-2:30pm
(Closed 12:00pm -1:00pm)
South Gate WIC Center
3357 Tweedy Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280

Thursday, December 5, 2019
9:00am-2:30pm
(Closed 12:00pm -1:00pm)
Manchester WIC Center
250 E. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Monday, December 9, 2019
9:00am-2:30pm
(Closed 12:00pm -1:00pm)
Lynwood WIC Center
3811 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Lynwood, CA 90262

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
9:00am-2:30pm
(Closed 12:00pm -1:00pm)
Florence WIC Center
501 E. Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Thursday, December 19, 2019
9:00am-2:30pm
(Closed 12:00pm -1:00pm)
Figueroa WIC Center
4101 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Free flu shots at LA County clinics for infants, children and adults Infants 6 months and older, children and adults can receive a free or low-cost flu shot at an LA County clinic if they are eligible.

Flu shots are free for people who don’t have health insurance. Flu shots are also free for people if their doctor does not offer flu shots.

LA County flu clinics

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
12:00pm-5:00pm
Compton Library
240 W. Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90220

Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:00am-3:00pm
Angel City Rotary Club Fair
7600 Graham Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90001

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00am-2:00pm
Gospel Mission Baptist Church
7301 S. Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Questions? Call 211.

Other locations? You can receive a flu shot at your doctor’s office or at a pharmacy.

WIC parents and the flu At WIC, we discuss the flu shot with parents, especially pregnant mothers.

Are you eligible for WIC? Learn more about eligibility from this website or by phoning (310) 661-3080.